Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state is considering a challenge to a 1982 Supreme Court decision that required public schools to teach illegal immigrant children as Texas and other border states face the prospect of a massive migrant surge.
Abbott made the remarks on “The Joe Pags Show” Wednesday about the looming end to the Title 42 public health order and the potential migrant surge that may follow. The order has been used to expel a majority of migrants at the border, and DHS has said it is planning for up to 18,000 migrants a day once the order ends.
But even before the halt to that order, the border crisis is already raging. There were more than 221,000 migrant encounters in March alone, and that number is expected to have risen in April.
Abbott has taken a number of dramatic steps, including increasing truck inspections and busing migrants to Washington D.C., in response to the ongoing migrant surge and on Wednesday said the situation in the border state is “unacceptable.”